24th September 2018
Work on the new Multi-Modal Transport Hub in Derry-Londonderry has commenced, with Farrans set to steer the city towards a greatly-improved public transport system, as part of a Joint Venture partnership with Swiss railway engineering company, Rhomberg Sersa.
The project secured significant European funding and is supported by the Department for Infrastructure, as well as the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in Ireland.
The urban project will include the demolition of the city’s existing railway station, refurbishment of the current Waterside Train Station, creation of a new Park and Ride facility and a Greenway link to the city centre via the Peace Bridge.
A Shift to More Sustainable Transportation
Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said he was delighted to see the project getting underway.
‘‘The beginning of construction work on-site marks a major milestone for transportation in the North-West, as well as a highly significant transformation in rail travel and facilities,” Mr Conway commented.
“As an important gateway to the Derry-Londonderry region, the Hub will encourage modal shift from car to public transport and other sustainable modes by providing convenient services to encourage connectivity and active travel.
‘‘This is a great opportunity to work towards a ‘greener’ city, with more people using public transport and enhanced participation in walking and cycling activities.
‘‘The project also offers social and economic benefits, with the potential to be a catalyst for further investment and development in the Waterside.
"This will potentially make the area more attractive for investors, businesses and tourists, while protecting the built heritage of the iconic Grade B listed building.”
Another Landmark Farrans Project
Having enjoyed a regional presence previously, and with work on the Altnagelvin Hospital North Wing Redevelopment project ongoing, Farrans Regional Director, Glenn Gilmore, said Farrans was looking forward to once again making a positive impact in this area.
“The Farrans Rhomberg Sersa Joint Venture team is delighted to be appointed by Translink to deliver this prestigious re-development of the former Waterside Train Station,” Glenn said.
“Over the coming weeks, we look forward to engaging further with Translink, their various stakeholders and the local community to provide modern facilities, which will greatly improve the passenger experience and promote sustainable travel.”
“We are very pleased to be involved in yet another project within the North West and the continual regeneration of this great City.”